Martinez Fired from Washoe County School District

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WCSD Statement:

Effective immediately, Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties as superintendent of the Washoe County School District. We are in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons, we cannot share specific details.

For a short period of time, as the Board of Trustees considers its options, the District will be led by co-managers-Deputy Superintendent Traci Davis, who will oversee educational programs, and Chief of Staff Kristen McNeill, who will oversee operations.

The structure remains in place for the daily operations of the school district, and our 8,000 employees remain dedicated-as they always have been-to the education and well-being of our 63,000 students.

The Board of Trustees' primary responsibility is the governance of the school district, while keeping the trust of the public, and above all, ensuring the well-being of our children and staff.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County School District superintendent Pedro Martinez has been let go, although trustees offered little explanation for the ouster.

The announcement came late Tuesday, two years after Martinez was appointed to the post.

Trustees said in a statement that they are in discussions with Martinez but can't offer specifics about the move for legal reasons.

Deputy Superintendent Traci Davis will oversee educational programs in the interim, while Chief of Staff Kristen McNeill will oversee operations.

Martinez served as the deputy superintendent of the Clark County School District before topping five candidates to take the helm of the Reno-based district in August 2012. He signed a four-year contract with base pay starting at $238,000.

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